Procurement Manager- Capital

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 00:00
Appleton, WI and Eden Prairie, Mn

Who we are:

We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur’s 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. “Better Dairy. Better World.”


What this role is all about:

We are looking for a Procurement Manager- Capital in Appleton, Wisconsin.


The Procurement Manager- Capital will work with the Director Global Strategic Sourcing Operations US and the Engineering function to develop a capital procurement program and lead associated spend category management and strategic sourcing events and negotiations. This will be done collaboratively with our business stakeholders and our Global Strategic Sourcing team in Canada.

  •  Develop a capital procurement program across areas such as policy, standard processes, strategic sourcing best practices and related reporting.
  • Build strong and strategically focused relationships with business stakeholders, other Global Strategic Sourcing team members and external partners to facilitate the delivery of top tier results without unnecessary disruptions to the business or capital projects. Ensure alignment of priorities and expected results with all stakeholders.
  • Deliver cost savings with an annual target of $500k and a 7% improvement to capital project ROI, via aggregation of spend, conducting sourcing events, negotiations, and optimizing contractual terms and conditions.
  • Lead supplier relationship management of key capital suppliers while driving continuous improvement of top spend categories.
  • Provide both project level and aggregated spend category level support.


The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field required.
  •  Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in procurement required. 
  • Minimum two (2) years of capital or indirect procurement experience required.


 ThExtras (Preferred Qualifications): 

  • Experience in project management, purchasing, engineering or IT strongly preferred.
  • Completion of SIG University's Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Supplier Management Professional (CSMP) programs preferred.

What we offer you:

Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:


  • Health, Dental and Vision options
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for discretionary bonus’ and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.
  • Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement

An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity

  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Training programs
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Community Involvement



 The Location:

Our US headquarters is based out of our Appleton, WI, office and is home to approximately 70 employees. While this location does not produce any product, our modern office area is bustling with employees from all areas of the business.


Appleton, WI is a vibrant community of 74,000, nestled along the Fox River and Lake Winnebago. Appleton is part of the Fox Cities and has consistently been named one of the best medium-sized metropolitan areas in the nation based on quality-of-life indicators. With sumptuous food, shopping, arts, culture, and sporting events, Appleton offers it all. Visit the Fox Cities Chamber site for more information on local events.

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